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Books & Company

1039 Summit Ave
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

United States

262-567-0106; infoBooksco.com

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Web site: http://www.booksco.com/

Events: http://www.booksco.com/event

Amenities: food/drink

Description: Hours (open seven days)

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Upcoming events

Apr
3
PAJAMA TIME! STORY HOUR (Friday, April 3 at 6:30pm)
PAJAMA TIME! STORY HOUR PAJAMA TIME! STORY HOUR BUNNIES! Friday, April 3 , 2015 6:30-7:30 p.m. Books & Company Join Miss Lisa N as she reads stories Bunnies! We'll be making our own Bunny Ears for a craft! Then we'll be eating some edible bunny ears for snack! We'll be reading The Black Rabbit by Phillipa Leathers, Brief Thief by Michael Escoffier, The Bunnies Are Not In Their Beds by Marisabina Russo & Rabbit's Snow Dance by Joseph Bruchac & James Bruchac.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Apr
11
MARIE BOSTWICK: MUKWONAGO QUILT SHOW (Saturday, April 11 at 2pm)
Marie Bostwick Marie Bostwick at the Mukwonago Quilt Show Meet the Author Event Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Parkview Middle School - Mukwonago 930 N Rochester (83 & NN) “It feels like the rest of my life and experiences were the lessons that I had to master so I could do this thing I was truly meant to do,” Marie said, adding, “I can’t imagine being anything but a writer.” Books & Company will be at the Mukwonago Quilt Show with author Marie Bostwick, author of the Cobbled Court Quilts series. Marie’s book, Between Heaven and Texas, is a prequel to her beloved Cobbled Court Quilt series, and centers on the irrepressible Mary Dell Templeton. Set in the early 80s, decades before Mary Dell befriends the women of the Cobbled Court Quilt shop, Between Heaven and Texas explores Mary Dell's early history as she struggles with issues of marriage, infertility, motherhood and how to define herself as a woman, entrepreneur, and artist. Of course, there's a whole lot of quilting going on in the story, but these broader themes make this book relevant to readers of every stripe. Marie's newest book The Second Sister is coming out in March. Years of long workdays and little sleep as a political campaigner are about to pay off now that Lucy Toomey's boss is entering the White House. But when her estranged older sister, Alice, unexpectedly dies, Lucy is drawn back to Nilson's Bay, her small, close-knit, Wisconsin hometown. An accident in her teens left Alice mentally impaired, and she was content to stay in Nilson's Bay. Lucy, meanwhile, got out and never looked back. But now, to meet the terms of Alice's eccentric will, Lucy has taken up temporary residence in her sister's cottage--and begins to see the town, and Alice's life, anew. In addition to meeting Marie Bostwick you will be able to view Over 300 Judged quilts with the Theme: Civil War Inspired Quilts from Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 10-4. $5 daily / $8 for both days. Lunch Available Both Days For more information about the quilt show go to http://www.mukwonagocrazyquilters.com/2.html To visit Marie Bostwick's website go to http://www.mariebostwick.com/ Marie Bostwick: Today Marie lives in Connecticut with Brad, her husband. When not writing or volunteering for her church, she enjoys quilting, watching movies, sipping tea on the front porch, and spending time with her family. Marie travels extensively, speaking at libraries, bookstores, quilt guilds, and at national quilt shows.

Location: Street: 930 N Rochester City: Mukwonago , Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53149 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
15
PRADAS BOOK GROUP (Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30pm)
PRADAS (A Group for Adults Reading Teen Novels) Open to the Community Wednesday, April 15, 2015 6:30-7:30 p.m. Books & Company (May21~ Proms edited by David Levithan) Lisa N. will lead a discussion on Stolen by Lucy Christopher A girl: Gemma, 16, at the airport, on her way to a family vacation. A guy: Ty, rugged, tan, too old, oddly familiar, eyes blue as ice. She steps away. For just a second. He pays for her drink. And drugs it. They talk. Their hands touch. And before Gemma knows what's happening, Ty takes her. Steals her away. To sand and heat. To emptiness and isolation. To nowhere. And expects her to love him. Written as a letter from a victim to her captor, Stolen is Gemma's desperate story of survival; of how she has to come to terms with her living nightmare--or die trying to fight it. A Michael L. Printz Honor Book * ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults * A 2011 USBBY Outstanding International Book

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
16
LIESL SHURTLIFF (Thursday, April 16 at 00am)
Liesl Shurtliff Liesl Shurtliff author of Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk Thursday, April 16 time TBA Author Talk and Book Signing Location TBA Jack has always been told that giants are not real. But if that’s the case, how do you explain the huge, foot-shaped pond in the yard, or the strange storms in which the earth rumbles and dirt rains from the sky? When his father disappears in such a storm, Jack reluctantly, with his bothersome little sister Annabella in tow, gives chase in the only logical way: by trading the family cow for some magic beans that will help them get to the land above the clouds. They arrive to find that the giants themselves have giant-sized troubles. With the help of Annabella, a magic goose, and a chatty cook (who is not interested in grinding human bones into bread, thank you very much), Jack sets out to save his dad. Liesl Shurtliff was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Just like Jack, she was made to do lots of yard work, pulling weeds and growing green stuff she did not want to eat. Now she lives with her family in Chicago, where it is very hard to grow things in her elf-sized yard. Liesl graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in music, dance, and theater. Her first book, RUMP: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, won over kids and critics alike, earning an IRA Award, a Texas Bluebonnet nomination, a Whitney nomination, and a starred review from Kirkus, proclaiming it “as good as gold.” Her next book will be a fractured retelling of “Little Red Riding Hood.” Visit her online at lieslshurtliff.com or on Twitter at @lieslshurtliff.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
16
HEATHERASH AMARA (Thursday, April 16 at 7pm)
HeatherAsh Amara HeatherAsh Amara Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Author Talk & Book Signing Books & Company In Warrior Goddess Training, bestselling author HeatherAsh Amara provides the antidote to the flawed idea that you are not enough. Direct, honest, and unapologetic, Amara will show you how to release the layers of expectations to finally see yourself for the authentic, perceptive, perfect woman you really are. If you don't love and honor yourself with every fiber of your being, if you struggle with owning your power and passion, if you could use more joyful play and simple presence in your life, then it is time for an inner revolution. It is time to claim your Warrior Goddess energy. Drawing on the wisdom from Buddhism, Toltec wisdom, and ancient Earth-based goddess spirituality, the Warrior Goddess path includes personal stories, rituals, and exercises that will encourage and inspire you to become the true warrior goddess you are meant to be. HeatherAsh Amara is the founder of Toci- The Toltec Center of Creative Intent and the author of The Toltec Path of Transformation: Embracing the Four Elements of Change. She lives in Austin, Texas and travels extensively. Please visit her website at www.heatherashamara.com Our Community Sponsor for this event is Abundant Joy Yoga & Wellness Located in Oconomowoc Lakes Plaza W359 N5002 Brown Street, Suite 211 Oconomowoc, WI 53066 Phone: (262) 244-7231 www.AbundantJoyYoga.com

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
22
MYSTERY BOOK GROUP (Wednesday, April 22 at 7pm)
Mystery Book Group Open to the Community Wednesday, April 22, 2015 7:00-8:00 p.m. Books & Company Beth will be leading a discussion on The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith. (May 27~The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson) After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
23
AFTERNOON BOOK GROUP (Thursday, April 23 at 1pm)
Afternoon Book Group Open to the Community Thursday, April 23, 2015 1:00-2:00 p.m. Books & Company Ken will be leading the discussion on Wool by Hugh Howey. (May 21~ River of Doubt by Candace Millard) In a ruined and toxic landscape, a community exists in a giant Silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them. Sheriff Holston, who has unwaveringly upheld the Silo’s rules for years, unexpectedly breaks the greatest taboo of all: He asks to go outside. His fateful decision unleashes a drastic series of events. An unlikely candidate is appointed to replace him: Juliette, a mechanic with no training in law, whose special knack is fixing machines. Now Juliette is about to be entrusted with fixing her Silo, and she will soon learn just how badly her world is broken. The Silo is about to confront what its history has only hinted about and its inhabitants have never dared to whisper. Uprising.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
23
GAME NIGHT FOR GIFTED KIDS AND THEIR PARENTS (Thursday, April 23 at 6:30pm)
GAME NIGHT FOR GIFTED KIDS AND THEIR FAMILIES! Thursday, April 23, 2015 6:30-8:30 p.m. An interactive free event for kids ages 8 yrs+ Community Event Books & Company Dr Mike Janowak will be our presenter! *RSVP to Janet Foust to let her know you plan to attend so presenter can plan better and/or with any questions. 920-248-9409

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Apr
29
BRIAN FREEMAN (Wednesday, April 29 at 7pm)
Brian Freeman Brian Freeman author of Season of Fear Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Author Talk & Book Signing Books & Company Attractive and popular politician Diane Fairmont is running for the Florida governorship, but a chill is cast over the campaign when she receives an anonymous note announcing the return of the assassin who killed her husband ten years earlier. Because of complicated ties between Fairmont and his mother, movie actress Tarla Bolton, Detective Bolton is assigned to the case. As Bolton struggles to penetrate the veil of secrecy surrounding the Fairmont campaign, he begins to realize that the death threat is not the only danger faced by the campaign staff. A desperate race against the clock ensues as Bolton tries to unlock the secrets of a poisonous conspiracy before nature provides the perfect cover for a long-dormant killer to strike again. Brian Freeman: A native of Chicago and longtime resident of the Twin Cities, Brian Freeman is an international bestselling author of psychological suspense novels. His books have been sold in 46 countries and 20 languages and have appeared as Main Selections in the Literary Guild and the Book of the Month Club. He is the author of The Cold Nowhere, a finalist for the 2014 Minnesota Book Award. Freeman's first novel, Immoral, won the Macavity Award in 2005 and Spilled Blood won the 2013 ITW Thriller Award for Best Hardcover Novel; he has also been nominated for many other awards, including the Edgar, the International Dagger, the Anthony, and the Barry. The Burying Place was a finalist for the 2011 Thriller Award. Also in 2011, The Bone House was a finalist for Best Audiobook of the Year in Thriller/Suspense as well as the Minnesota Book Award.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
20
PRADAS BOOK GROUP (Wednesday, May 20 at 6:30pm)
PRADAS (A Group for Adults Reading Teen Novels) Open to the Community Wednesday, May 20, 2015 6:30-7:30 p.m. Books & Company (June~Diviners by Libba Bray) Lisa N. will lead a discussion on 21 Proms edited by David Levithan From many mega-bestselling authors, including John Green, Libba Bray, Holly Black, and David Levithan, 21 prom stories you'll never forget.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
May
21
AFTERNOON BOOK GROUP (Thursday, May 21 at 1pm)
Afternoon Book Group Open to the Community Thursday, May 21, 2015 1:00-2:00 p.m. Books & Company Ken will be leading the discussion on The River of Doubt by Candace Millard (June 18~ Wives of Los Alamos by Tarashea Nesbit) After his humiliating election defeat in 1912, Roosevelt set his sights on the most punishing physical challenge he could find, the first descent of an unmapped, rapids-choked tributary of the Amazon. Together with his son Kermit and Brazil’s most famous explorer, Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon, Roosevelt accomplished a feat so great that many at the time refused to believe it. In the process, he changed the map of the western hemisphere forever. Along the way, Roosevelt and his men faced an unbelievable series of hardships, losing their canoes and supplies to punishing whitewater rapids, and enduring starvation, Indian attack, disease, drowning, and a murder within their own ranks. Three men died, and Roosevelt was brought to the brink of suicide. The River of Doubt brings alive these extraordinary events in a powerful nonfiction narrative thriller that happens to feature one of the most famous Americans who ever lived.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
27
MYSTERY BOOK GROUP (Wednesday, May 27 at 7pm)
Mystery Book Group Open to the Community Wednesday, May 27, 2015 7:00-8:00 p.m. Books & Company Beth will be leading a discussion on The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson (June 24~ City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett) Fans of Ace Atkins, Nevada Barr and Robert B. Parker will love this outstanding first novel, in which New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson introduces Sheriff Walt Longmire of Wyoming’s Absaroka County. Johnson draws on his deep attachment to the American West to produce a literary mystery of stunning authenticity, and full of memorable characters. After twenty-five years as sheriff of Absaroka County, Walt Longmire’s hopes of finishing out his tenure in peace are dashed when Cody Pritchard is found dead near the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. Two years earlier, Cody has been one of four high school boys given suspended sentences for raping a local Cheyenne girl. Somebody, it would seem, is seeking vengeance, and Longmire might be the only thing standing between the three remaining boys and a Sharps .45-70 rifle. With lifelong friend Henry Standing Bear, Deputy Victoria Moretti, and a cast of characters both tragic and humorous enough to fill in the vast emptiness of the high plains, Walt Longmire attempts to see that revenge, a dish best served cold, is never served at all.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jun
18
AFTERNOON BOOK GROUP (Thursday, June 18 at 1pm)
Afternoon Book Group Open to the Community Thursday, June 18, 2015 1:00-2:00 p.m. Books & Company Ken will be leading the discussion on Wives of Los Alamos by Tarashea Nesbit (July~TBD) They arrived in New Mexico ready for adventure, or at least resigned to it. But hope quickly turned to hardship as they were forced to adapt to a rugged military town where everything was a secret-including what their husbands were doing at the lab. Though they were strangers, they joined together-adapting to a landscape as fierce as it was absorbing, full of the banalities of everyday life and the drama of scientific discovery. While the bomb was being invented, babies were born, friendships were forged, children grew up, and Los Alamos gradually transformed into a real community: one that was strained by the words they couldn't say out loud or in letters, and by the freedom they didn't have. But the end of the war would bring even bigger challenges, as the scientists and their families struggled with the burden of their contribution to the most destructive force in the history of mankind.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jun
24
PRADAS BOOK GROUP (Wednesday, June 24 at 6:30pm)
PRADAS (A Group for Adults Reading Teen Novels) Open to the Community Wednesday, June 24, 2015 6:30-7:30 p.m. (*Note the date change) Books & Company (July~TBD) Lisa N. will lead a discussion on The Diviners by Libba Bray Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City--and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It's 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult. Evie worries he'll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer. As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfurl in the city that never sleeps. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened....

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
26
MYSTERY BOOK GROUP (Wednesday, August 26 at 7pm)
Mystery Book Group Open to the Community Wednesday, August 26, 2015 7:00-8:00 p.m. Books & Company Beth will be leading a discussion on Converging Parallels by Timothy Williams (September~TBD) Northern Italy, 1978: Commissario Piero Trotti, trusted senior police investigator in an anonymous provincial city off the River Po, has two difficult cases to solve. A dismembered body has been found in the river, and it’s up to Trotti to figure out who the murder victim is. At the same time, an estranged friend approaches Trotti with a desperate personal plea: his six-year-old daughter—Trotti’s own goddaughter—has been kidnapped. In the wake of the high-profile kidnapping of Aldo Moro, president of Italy’s majority party, faith in law enforcement is at an all-time low, and it’s no surprise the distraught father isn’t willing to take this matter to the police.

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